Ulster Grand Prix winner Paul Jordan has put pen to paper on a deal with the Burrows Engineering/RK Racing team to compete in the Irish national road races in 2020.
The Magherafelt man has established himself as one of road racing’s brightest prospects over the past few seasons and although the former British Championship 125cc race winner only made his Isle of Man TT debut in 2017, he finished an excellent fourth last year in the Lightweight race.
“It’s fantastic to be joining a team like Burrows Engineering/RK Racing because John has so much experience and I know this is a move that will really benefit me,” said Jordan.
“It will be nice to work with Mike Browne as well because he’s been coming through the field strongly. Being in the team will ensure I get a lot of track time this year at the Irish nationals and that is only going to bring my riding on.
“You only have to look at the calibre of riders who have been with this team in the past, like Dan Kneen, Malachi Mitchell-Thomas, Davey Todd and of course Derek Sheils.
“The team is local to me and I only live about 15 minutes away from John’s house, so that is going to prove useful as well.
In the past, I’ve been going to the Irish national road races with just my 600 and we’ve been setting the bike up ourselves and doing all the work on it, so having a team behind me is really going to ease that burden and I’ll be able to basically turn up, throw my leg over the bikes and race.
“At present, we are aiming to do selected Irish national road races but wherever we race, I’ll be aiming to be challenging for wins on the 600 and Superbike.
“I’ve never raced a 1000cc Suzuki before and I only sat on one for the first time when we did the team photoshoot. The plan is to ride the bike for the first time at Kirkistown in a test at the end of March. The bikes look absolutely fantastic and I’m really looking forward to doing a good job for the team this year.”